Welcome to the latest edition of our South and Vale Business Support newsletter!

The Restart Grant scheme is now open to businesses based in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

The scheme is available to businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public from a ratepaying property. This includes non-essential retail businesses and hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym or sport business premises.

For full details, and to find out how to apply, please head to the SVBS website.

Please note: The application closure date for this scheme is 30 June 2021 and final payments will be made by 31 July 2021.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been receiving a number of enquiries from those wanting to start their own business.

To help, we’ve partnered up with the Start Your Own Business team to create a free local guide for businesses based in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

The guide includes:

  • A clear step-by-step process, with tips on tax and accountancy, funding, finding customers, social media, employing staff and more

  • A Start-up checklist

  • Who to contact and where to find support

  • Links to free resources

If you would like to receive a copy of our free ‘Start Your Own Business in South and Vale’ guide, please visit our website.

Due to popular demand, we have created an additional five spaces for our 'Seven secrets to improve your Business Profits' workshop.

Date and time:
Tuesday 20 April 2021
11:00 - 12:00

The one-hour workshop will follow the format of:

LEARN - discover the seven key areas

DISCUSS - share ideas with the host and other attendees

APPLY - apply these to your business to increase your profit

Bonus for attendees

Following the event, all attendees will be offered a confidential FREE one-hour mentoring session on how to apply the learnings specifically to their business.

Find out more by reading the Business and Innovation Strategy Action Plans 
on our SVBS website.

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